Tuesday, September 4, 2012

20) Inspiration: Play Dough

Playing with play dough is something we do every week and sometimes even every day at our house. So I am always looking for another recipe or idea to spice up our play dough play. Here is some play dough inspiration from lots of other great sites and blogs that I can't wait to try out (and just a few that we have already tried and I can't wait to do again):

Our Favorite Recipe:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 cups of water
4 Tbs of cream of tartar
2 Tbs of vegetable oil
food coloring

Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and vegetable oil in a pot. Add the food coloring to the water (or to make multiple colors knead the food coloring into the dough when it is finished cooking) and stir the mixture over medium-high heat. After a few minutes of stirring the dough will begin to form a ball, at which point you can remove it from the heat. Let the dough cool a few minutes and knead it for a smooth consistency.

Some Variations on Our Favorite Recipe:
Nutella Play Dough
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
Kool-Aid Play Dough
Tea Scented Play Dough
Garden Flower Play Dough
Black Sparkle Play Dough
Cinnamon Play Dough
Candy Cane Play Dough
Glow in the Dark Play Dough
Coffee Play Dough
Rose Scented Play Dough
Rainbow Play Dough
Jello Play Dough
Chocolate Play Dough
Glitter Play Dough
Watermelon Play Dough
Peppermint Play Dough

Some Other "Play Dough" Recipes to Try:
Peanut Butter Play Dough
Sand Dough
Cloud Dough
Snow Dough
No Cook Play Dough
Gluten Free Play Dough
Air Dry Dough
Salt Dough
No Knead Bread Dough

What To Do With All That Play Dough:
Play Dough Silly Hair Play Mats
Play Dough Filled Balloons
Play Dough and Tooth Pick Structures
Play Dough Letters
Play Dough Favors or Presents
Play Dough Mosaics
Play Dough Monsters
Play Dough and Buttons
Play Dough and Diggers

1 comment:

  1. This is essentially the same recipe I use, although I just saw one that says to use glycerin. I think you may enjoy that. That's the ingredient that I've been missing that gives the playdough that nice smooth feeling. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.